Tuesday Hymns: “Shout, for the Blessed Jesus Reigns”

Benjamin Beddome was an 18th century English Baptist pastor who for a long period of time would write a hymn each week to be sung after his Lord’s Day message (I shudder to think of attempting to do that!). This week’s Tuesday Hymn is his Shout, for the Blessed Jesus Reigns. This hymn proclaims Christ victory in the spreading of His kingdom over all the earth as His praise comes forth “from all below, and all above!” It is sung to the tune, TRURO.

Shout, for the blessed Jesus reigns;
Through distant lands his triumphs spread;
And sinners, freed from endless pains,
Own him their Saviour and their Head.

He calls his chosen from afar,
They all at Zion’s gates arrive;
Those who were dead in sin before
By sovereign grace are made alive.

Gentiles and Jews his laws obey;
Nations remote their off’rings bring,
And unconstrained their homage pay
To their exalted God and King.

O may his holy church increase,
His Word and Spirit still prevail,
While angels celebrate his praise,
And saints his growing glories hail.

Loud hallelujahs to the Lamb,
From all below, and all above!
In lofty songs exalt his Name,
In songs as lasting as his love.

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